Continued expansion of Royal Fortunes platform throughout Latin America
AUSTIN, Texas (July 14, 2015). Shoutz, Inc. today announced the launch of their Royal Fortunes online lottery and games platform in the Dominican Republic. Royal Fortunes offers a new, better, safer and convenient method for Dominicans to play their favorite games from their favorite lotteries, including the government sponsored Lotería Nacional, the largest and most popular lottery in the country.
Royal Fortunes is the only platform certified by the government’s Minister of Finance for online sales of lottery products and other games of chance.
In addition to purchasing lottery tickets over the Internet, and on mobile devices, players who register with Royal Fortunes will be able to add funds for play and claim winnings through their player account at over 17,000 retail locations throughout the country.
Supporting the Royal Fortunes launch and helping educate players on its use, are two of the Dominican Republic’s most high-profile celebrities — Jochy Santos, host of the country’s number 1 rated television and radio programs, and Francisca Lachapel, co-host and reporter for Latin America’s top rated morning show, Univision’s Despierta America.
“Lottery players in the Dominican Republic are highly engaged, generating over $2.3 billion in annual lottery industry sales” said Frank Rash, Chief Operating Officer at Shoutz. “The Royal Fortunes platform complements the country’s adoption of new technologies, which includes a 93% penetration rate of smartphones, by providing players with a safe, convenient and fun way to enjoy their favorite games.”
"We are delighted to work hand in hand with Royal Fortunes to provide our players the ability to buy their favorite games on the internet and mobile devices” said Pena Tavarez, General Administrator at Lotería Nacional. “Our goal is to use the power and reach of the internet so that Lotería Nacional is more accessible and in the hands of more and more players."
In the months immediately following launch in the Dominican Republic, Shoutz will further enhance the Royal Fortunes online platform with the introduction of instant win and casino games plus integration of the company’s proprietary Grand Rewards loyalty and second-chance platform and award-winning LotteryHUB™ mobile application.
In addition to the Dominican Republic and Sint Maarten, where Royal Fortunes launched in 2014, Royal Fortunes has secured lottery licenses and is preparing to begin operations in several other Latin American countries.
Shoutz, Inc. is an award-winning gaming, marketing and technology company that brings together the rewarding and fun experiences of mobile gaming with consumer engagement and loyalty programs within the retail, media and entertainment industries. With its innovative use of digital media, Shoutz gives lotteries the power to better engage their players, accurately measure their marketing efforts, and optimize their fundraising abilities. Shoutz is dedicated to driving brand engagement through digital, social and gaming programs on mobile. Shoutz’s award winning mobile application, LotteryHUB™, is the official application of Powerball and Mega Millions. With offices in Austin, Texas and Leawood, Kansas, Shoutz is a member of the World Lottery Association. For more information visit www.shoutz.com.
About Royal Fortunes
Royal Fortunes is the international gaming and operations division of Shoutz, Inc. Royal Fortunes offers lottery and other games of chance to players, via internet and mobile devices.